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What you eat really does play a huge role in your overall condition.

Get Fit with Organic Super Greens

Perfect Food RAW Organic Green Super Food from Garden of Life is full of vegetables like alfalfa, ginger, green pepper, garlic, asparagus, and cabbage. It also contains an assortment of sprouted grains and a blend of 19 probiotics and enzymes. (★★★★☆)

Recover Better and Faster with Elite Recoup

Recover like a boss!

Elite Recoup contains Branch Chain Amino Acids and complex of B vitamins. While formulated to reduce muscle soreness and shorten recovery time between workouts, I found this easy-to-use powder equally effective as a pre-workout stimulant thanks to the addition of Citrulline Malate. My favorite pre-workout cocktail includes 5g of high-quality creatine mixed with 2 scoops of Elite Recoup. We give it: ★★★★☆.



Full Spectrum Cinnamon Extract from Planetary Formulas

Planetary Formulas Full Spectrum Cinnamon ExtractResearch shows that cinnamon is an excellent way to lower blood glucose levels after consuming sugary or carb-dense foods. If you're serious about fat loss, cinnamon extract should be an integral part of your program!

Carlson Labs Fish Oil

Research shows consuming 250-1,000 mg of high-quality polyunsaturated Omega-3's per day reduces inflammation and pain from physical training, reduces stress and lowers body fat. Read our review of Carlon Labs Super Omega-3 Gems Fish Oil to find out how it can help you improve practically everything.

Green Tea Fat Burning Pills from Applied Nutrition

Applied Nutrition's Green Tea Fat Burner
Magic Green Pills? Hardly...
My brief review of Applied Nutrition's Green Tea Fat Burning Pills. Bottom line: drink green tea or buy MuscleTech's Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite instead.

Glycomaize from Optimum Nutrition!

Glycomaize from Optimum Nutrition
Carbohydrates at its finest!
Tired of feeling fat after eating all those post-workout carbohydrates? Try a scoop of Glycomaize from Optimum Nutrition and get all the muscle-building benefits without that bloated feeling.

Become Superhuman with Solaray Probiotics

Solaray Probiotics
Solaray Probiotics: How the powerful get more powerful
Probiotics help maintain a very important balance of microorganisms in your digestive tract that aid in everything. Supplementing with a high-quality probiotic is the best way to keep your body working at it's prime.


Fight Fat With CLA from eVitamins

CLA from eVitamins
CLA from eVitamins
What if you can't find a high-quality meat? What if all you have access to is garbage?


Happy Bastille Day

Fireworks
Fireworks.
Does red wine have any health benefits?


Gettin' Swole, Part 2

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L-Citrulline: The underdog of strength!

Today we have a brief follow-up review of Arginine's baby brother, L-Citrulline.

Salt - Friend or Foe?

Salt
Salt.
Is salt really harmful?


Gettin' Swole

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Glutamine and Arginine: Your new power combo!

This month, my friends at eVitamins.com sent me L-Glutamine and Double-Strength L-Arginine from NOW FOODS to review. Let's jump right in.

Bulking - How To Do It Properly

Lee Priest in the Off Season
Lee Priest in the Off Season.
How to bulk up without getting fat.


Gymchat 168 - Workout Nutrition II

Quick reminder : in this week's Gymchat we'll be returning to a critical area that's often overlooked (or at the very least, not given a great deal of thought); the various things we consume before/during/after our time in the gym. Maik will help to clarify what particular types of foods do during these periods, why and how. And naturally, if you've got any questions on your own nutritional needs, we'll be more than happy to go through as many as possible. Join us for Workout Nutrition II.


You Need More Drugs

Vasopro, from Mega-Pro
Vasopro, from Mega-Pro

As a self-proclaimed professional caffeine junky, Vasopro Xtreme from Mega-Pro has a lot to live up to.


Isopure Protein Powder - My Review

My review of Isopure low carb whey protein.


Happy Easter - Now Eat the Whole Damn Egg!

Happy Easter
Happy Easter.
Whole eggs are better for you.


Hercules for a Day

MuscleTech NeuroCore: A Hardcore Pre-workout Supplement
A Hardcore Pre-workout Supplement
A look at the superb MuscleTech NeuroCore.


What is the Best Time to Work Out?

Most Muscular
Most Muscular.
What is the best time of the day to work out?


Looking At : Mar 25, 2012

During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, the Forums and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


Cardio on an Empty Stomach - Does it Burn More Fat?

Cardio_Workouts.jpgDoes cardio on an empty stomach burn more fat?


Is Red Meat Deadly?

Steak
Mmm.
Will Red Meat kill you? A defense.

Gymchat 160 - Supplementation

Sleep
Supplements & Shakes. Photo by Noodles and Beef.
Quick reminder : in this week's Gymchat we'll be discussing the nutritional potential of a bit of dietary supplementation; whether that involves a little fine-tuning or a major overhaul.


World's Stupidest Supplement Ads

supps.jpgThe empty promises of the supplement industry.


8 Forgotten Bodybuilding Foods

Buffalo
Buffalo.
8 bodybuilding foods that will help you put on muscle quickly.